Sunday, June 15, 2008

The New Kid on the Blog

Baby Paisley is here to play! She joined our family on Friday, June 13 at 14:14. After a smooth labor and delivery, I have a renewed appreciation for epidurals. Once reaching the point of enough pain, I got the miracle drug and was able to relax while I fully dilated. Too bad my nap kept being interrupted by the screams of the first-time mother down the hall who, according to my nurse, repeatedly refused the epidural. Poor thing. Once I reached 10 cm, I gave just two long and hard pushes and Paisley appeared! She was 6 lbs 8 oz and 19 ¾” with a full head of long dark hair and absolutely beautiful.

Why did we name her Paisley? Because it sounded better than “Polka-Dot” or “Plaid.” Seriously, the main reason was because we just liked the name. But we also thought it was kinda special to take the “ley” from Bradley and get the “Pais” from the fact that we found out I was pregnant with her right before running my first marathon last October and she was with me to “pace/Pais” me all the way!

What a blessing to have Paisley here with us and everyone healthy. She is already an important part of our family that is now starting to be not so little. Welcome to the world, sweet P!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My Little Guy--He's "Finn-tastic"

Magnus Finn hit the 18-month mark on Sunday and I just can't believe how big he's getting! Here are a few "Finn-isms:"

*He loves to play with his cars. He's totally content sitting at the kitchen table or laying flat on the ground pushing them around and making sound effects. He also likes to play with trains and balls and is developing quite the arm--just yesterday he got a few good shots on Galla.

*He would prefer to always be outside. He can't get enough of digging in the dirt and throwing rocks. He cries at our sliding door everyday to go on the patio, but since we live in Oregon and it's June and still cold and rainy, he doesn't get out nearly enough.

*He is a tidy guy, always cleaning up. Galla will walk around the house eating a cracker and dropping crumbs and Finn will follow behind picking them up and giving them to me. He is also very polite and always says "eeesh" and "deet-dum" (please and thank-you).

*He likes to eat with a fork and will use it on everything from fruit to a PB&J. He's quite coordinated with using it and prefers his left hand. Yes, Dad, we do believe he is a lefty!

*He is so sweet and loving. He gives me lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles and I'll take all I can get! He looks up to Galla and loves to play chase with her and mimic her. He is a good little brother and I know he will also make a "Finn-tastic" big brother in about a week (due June 12)! We love you Finny!